Case Study

Labor Optimization with Noodles and Company

Always evaluating how to build a more efficient kitchen

The financial and operational impact of making inaccurate predictions on your sales and labor can make a monumental difference after a single week, day or hour if you’re a multi-unit operator

When we look at data, on days when managers get their expected result out of the forecast and the shape of the day, they perform better on team and guest sentiment, spend and sales.

So what should a fast casual chain labor model look like? Noodles & Company has cracked the code.

Want to see how Noodles and Company got these results?

“We theorized and built out a labor model to save and reduce labor by about 1.5 hrs a day. Within just a few months of doing this in a subset of stores, we are realizing significant labor savings everyday.”

Dave Lehn

Director of Project Management, Noodles & Company

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